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What causes bleeding under the skin by simply scratching

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What causes bleeding under the skin by simply scratching?? Only 46 years old and if I scratch my arm, I get like blood blisters under the skin??

Sorry for the sufferings.

I need to know some points regarding your query so that I can answer better.

Did you have any test?

Do you have any past illness?

Thank you
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

tested for all major blood panels, everything came back good...but came up with a genitc marker for hemocrohomitis,,, Mom is positive for celiac sprue, (gluten intolerance) but have not been tested for that yet??


Thank you for the information,

Some people get easy bruising . No cause can be evident .

Children get it more easily from any trivial trauma during play.

Bruising is worrisome when it develops recently, accompanied by other symptoms like that from nose, gut or with urine, frequent large ones, swelling of lymph glands etc.

When you have your blood tests normal , any serious abnormality or bleeding disorder is unlikely.

If you have not consulted a dermatologist , you can take one.

I hope this information helps.

Happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Best wishes.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
still don't understand why this has been just a recent occurance? I barely scratch my arm and have awful bleed lessions under the skin like I'm 70 years old? Do I just all of a sudden have "thin-skin"? I'm otherwise healthy but wondering why this is a sudden problem?
Thinning of the skin is a cause of bleeding under the skin.

But at your age it is unlikely.

An examination by dermatologist can thus be helpful.
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